ISA Brown not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barbara Q Dad, May 22, 2017.

  1. Barbara Q Dad

    Barbara Q Dad In the Brooder

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    I'm new, bought an isa brown layer (Barbara Q) this weekend. I have coop (8×16) with nesting boxes & run, coop is equipped with light on timer for 16hrs of light daily. Using same brand layer feed as hatchery. No eggs yet. I understand sometimes there a month delay after moving them before egg production resumes. Should I purchase additional layers? Thought starting slow with one bird would be best.
     

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  2. hahmmy

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    How long have you had her? I myself have had so much trouble integrating burds in to a flock (when the did not start out together) that i would quick go get a couple more! Prob wont change her laying but they woul get slong best if shes not been alone a long time.
     
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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Chickens are flock animals, and do poorly when they are alone. I would recommend getting 2-3 more layers soon so that she has some company. Adjusting to a new environment takes time, so it may take her a while to start laying. How old is she?
     
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  4. Barbara Q Dad

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  5. Barbara Q Dad

    Barbara Q Dad In the Brooder

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    I'll pick up a few more today. She is 27 weeks old. Thank you for the advise
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    :thumbsup ISA Browns are good layers, I'm sure you'll start getting eggs from her in no time.
     
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  7. Barbara Q Dad

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    Will buy a few more layers and cross my fingers, I mean feathers.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Welcome to the adventure! As noted, she will be happier with a friend or two (you'll soon master chicken math, lol) and production will resume once she had settled in a bit.
     
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  9. Barbara Q Dad

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    Fyi, when I got home from work yesterday, I got my first egg.
     
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